R.I.P. Sarah Watt

AFI award winning writer-director Sarah Watt died over the weekend following a long battle with cancer. She was 53 years old.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and secondary bone cancer in 2009, Watts passed away on Friday in her family home with husband William McInnes and children Clem and Stella by her side.

Watts was responsible for a number of acclaimed short films in the 1990s, where she displayed her flair for animation and ability to observe and turn the mundane into something special.

She made her feature film debut with 2005’s Look Both Ways, in which McInnes played a man dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The picture took home Best Film, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor at the AFI awards.

Watts followed it up in 2009 with My Year Without Sex

Last month, Watts’ spoke candidly to The Age about her deteriorating condition, and saying farewell to loved ones.


2 Responses to “R.I.P. Sarah Watt”

  1. so sorry for you william and your children ………..may she be at peace now and pain free in the land of paradise….my heart goes out to you all

  2. sad to hear that RIP sarah my thoughts r with u william n all yr families

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